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First Sergeant Council hosts Lean On Me event

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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Travis Martin, 50th Mission Support Group superintendent, kicks off the “Lean on Me” event at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, April 22, 2021. The “Lean on Me” event was hosted to help prevent suicides by allowing people to share their stories during the event and to point them in the direction of organizations that can help with suicidal thoughts and trauma. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman Ryan Prince)

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Peterson Air Force Base First Sergeants partner with Pike’s Peak Suicide Prevention organizations to host a suicide prevention event called “Lean on Me” at Peterson AFB, Colorado, April 22, 2021. During the event, multiple guest speakers offered help to people who had dealt with or are dealing with suicide in their lives.

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U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Cmdr. John Stanson, Peterson Mental Health Clinic licensed clinical social worker, engages the audience with interactive questions and conversations at the “Lean on Me” at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Apr 22, 2021. “Lean on Me” was hosted for people who have dealt with or are dealing with suicidal thoughts and people with friends and family that have or had dealings with suicide. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman Ryan Prince)

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The attendees at the “Lean on Me” event converse with U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Cmdr. John Stanson, Peterson Mental Health Clinic licensed clinical social worker, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, April 22, 2021. The event provided interactive speakers who engaged with the audience through conversations on resilience. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman Ryan Prince)

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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Natalie Mason, 21st Medical Group noncommissioned officer in charge of public health, speaks on her past suicidal ideation and how she got past them during the “Lean on Me” event at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, April 22, 2021. During the event, guests were invited to share their personal stories with fellow attendees. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman Ryan Prince)

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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Erin Kirby-Guanill, 21st Medical Group aerospace medicine flight chief, talks about her struggles with suicide within her family during the “Lean on Me” event at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, April 22, 2021. The event allowed for people to connect through similar situations relating to suicide in their lives and share openly with others. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman Ryan Prince)

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“Lean on Me” event attendees sign up to receive dog tags from a first sergeant initiative, “Who’s your person? Here’s your dog tag,” at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, April 22, 2021. The program provided a military member with a dog tag with their contact information to give to an individual (military member or not) to signify they can contact you at any time for any reason. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman Ryan Prince)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Travis Martin, 50th Mission Support Group superintendent, kicks off the “Lean on Me” event at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, April 22, 2021. The “Lean on Me” event was hosted to help prevent suicides by allowing people to share their stories during the event and to point them in the direction of organizations that can help with suicidal thoughts and trauma. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman Ryan Prince)

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